David W Measures Ministries International
We arrived in Lagos at night. We thought there must be a power cut but it soon became evident that there was no power grid and only generators. The church was outside with a makeshift roof over it.
The first three nights we saw approximately seventy people accept Jesus as their Lord. People were healed and many set free from ancestral spirits of witchcraft. A lady Pastor was delighted when a tumour on her right breast totally disappeared after ministry. A man was healed who had no feeling in his private parts and legs. A man stopped the car we were in to tell us that next day after prayer he felt much different and the Demons had left him; some slime had come from him and he felt wonderful. Today we move to another township to start a crusade where there is no believing church.
We travelled late evening to Ayoba. We have never seen traffic like this in all our lives as there are hundreds of motorcycles; cars; and vans. The fumes that are generated are like nothing you could imagine and the roads are terrible. But the worst roads were yet to come as we veered off the road onto a waterlogged track. There were stranded vans and cars in water. There were holes in this road approximately three feet deep filled with lots of water and rocks. This was a stressful and daunting experience for us, as we were in a car filled luggage and four people. It was very dark except for the car lights as there is hardly any electricity in the whole city of Lagos. We really prayed at this time I can tell you.
When we arrived at the village a fight broke out with the men in the van in front of us and three men with a gun. I was told that these three men were security guards who wanted money from the van driver. I really wondered why we had come, but God knew! After this episode, we arrived at a very small hotel which was very basic. This is a village under development. The meeting was outside and we had a generator that kept breaking down. We had a battle with mosquitoes, nevertheless 35 people accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour and many were healed.
The people are saying ‘the day the white man came to this area’. We are the first, Glory to God.
On Saturday night we met in the same place and approximately thirty people responded for salvation including approximately twenty children. A man agreed to let the church use his premises as the previous person had declined. Sunday was our last meeting in this neighbourhood; it was a very hot day as I had to preach in the full sun. It was a meeting for the believers. Afterwards we travelled back nearer to the city of Lagos. The journey was a nightmare because of the traffic. In Nigeria the people are a law into themselves on the roads. I had a most uncomfortable night with insect bites and lizards in the room. Next day was to be our day to return to the UK and we were definitely ready for home. It has been an experience that I will probably never forget although I really want to for many reasons not yet disclosed.
Scott and I wish to thank everyone for their support and prayers whilst we were away on this particular mission.